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Spinach Frittata

“We started out with a basic Spanish tortilla (boiled potatoes and eggs) and added a lot of veggies to it," says Louis’ father, Gabriele. “We like the spinach version, but any combination of vegetables will work. We usually serve it with salsa on the side. As a school lunch we put a wedge between two slices of bread and put some salsa for dipping in a separate container.” For anyone allergic to nuts, Gabriele recommends substituting whole wheat flour for the almond flour. - Louis Teich, age 10, New Mexico

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 6 ounces fresh spinach
  • 1/2 bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro leaves
  • 3 spring onions, ends trimmed
  • 6 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons almond flour or whole wheat flour
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 small boiling potatoes, peeled, cut into cubes, and cooked
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan

Preparation: 

  1. In a food processor, chop the spinach, parsley, cilantro, and spring onions.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs. Add the almond flour and season generously with salt and pepper. Add the spinach mixture and stir to combine.
  3. In a large sauté pan over moderate heat, warm the olive oil. Pour the egg mixture into the pan then add the potato cubes, spreading them out evenly. Season with additional salt and pepper. Reduce the heat to low and cook, covered, until the underside is golden brown, about 10 minutes. Cut the frittata into quarters and flip each one over. Cover and cook until the frittata is firm and the potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes. During the last few minutes of cooking, sprinkle the frittata with Parmesan. Serve hot with salsa on the side or cold on sandwich bread.

250 calories; 13g protein; 20g carbohydrates; 13g fat (4g saturated fat); 264mg sodium

More information about the Kids' State Dinner:

  • Check out the other winning 2013 Kids' State Dinner Recipes here.
  • Learn more about Kids' State Dinner here.